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March 2015 - Keele & Glendon Campus Undergraduate residences compete to reduce their carbon footprint

Students are doing their part to minimize their energy consumption and compete for a sustainability-themed award (even during the Labour Disruption). Residence Life Staff members at each undergraduate residence helped build awareness, educate, and ultimately change students' electricity consumption behavior. The Res Race to Zero complements York's 5-year Energy Management Plan which includes a $40 million investment to reduce consumption by 25%. Modifying behavior is an essential component of reducing our carbon footprint.

Measurement:

There are 7 Keele and 2 Glendon undergrad residences involved in this year's challenge. Each building has different capabilities when it comes to energy efficiency - mostly due to age. The challenge in each Residence, and for each student, was to lower their March 2015 consumption, beating the levels from 2014.

The residences that are able to show a reduction in energy per capita are winners in this race; the residence with the most improved performance win the sustainability themed award.

Week 1 - Congratulations to Calumet Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 1
Week 2 - Congratulations to Hilliard Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 2

Week 3 - Congratulations to Wood Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 3

Res Race to Zero - March 2015

  Net Difference
Week 1
Net Difference
Week 2
Net Difference
Week 3
Net Difference
Week 4
Cumulative
Net Difference
Vanier 1.114 -5.574 1.247 - -3.213
Winters 8.369 -12.943 0.498 - -4.085
Tatham Hall -1.557 -9.932 0.756 - -10.733
Stong 10.671 -4.935 0.350 - 6.086
Calumet -3.059 1.069 0.706 - -1.284
Bethune 7.288 -13.041 3.457 - -2.296
Pond Rd. 6.711 -13.332 3.918 - -2.703
Glendon - Hilliard 8.224 -17.849 0.161 - -9.464
Glendon - Wood 1.335 -7.238 -0.386 - -6.289

Note: Net difference for the Third Week is calculated using Week 2, 2015 values.


Res Race Results, March, 2015 - Per Capita Consumption (kWh)

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Keep turning off those lights and electronics when not in use, because every little bit makes a big difference!

Calculate your carbon footprint


March 2014 Res Race to Zero Competition

Week 1 - Congratulations to Calumet Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 1.
Week 2 - Congratulations to Hilliard Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 2.
Week 3 - Congratulations to Wood Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 3.
Week 4 - Congratulations to Pond Road Residence, Winner of Res Race Week 4

What a dramatic come back from the previous 3 weeks!

There were lots of determined participants and fresh ideas on how to conserve energy. Congratulations to all undergrad residents. You have shown tremendous ingenuity!

The Overall Winner of the "2014 Res Race to Zero" is Wood Residence


No one came as close to their savings. Outstanding accomplishment by Wood Residence, also winners of week 3. You showed a consistent reduction every week of the race. Way to go!

The purpose of Res Race to Zero is to highlight the relatively easy steps you can take to be responsible about energy use. Remember to take these achievements and let them guide your own personal practices, here and wherever you go.

Students did their part to minimize their energy consumption and compete for a sustainability-themed award. Residence Life Staff members at each undergraduate residence helped build awareness, educate, and ultimately change students' electricity consumption behavior. The Res Race to Zero complements York's 5-year Energy Management Plan which includes a $40 million investment to reduce consumption by 25%. Modifying behavior is an essential component of reducing our carbon footprint.

Measurement:

There are 7 Keele and 2 Glendon undergrad residences involved in this year's challenge. Each building has different capabilities when it comes to energy efficiency - mostly due to age. The challenge in each Residence, and for each student, was to lower their March 2014 consumption, beating the levels from 2013.

The residences that are able to show a reduction in energy per capita are winners in this race; the residence with the most improved performance win the sustainability themed award.

The Res Race to Zero takes place for the month of March

  • 2014 WINNERS - Wood Residence
  • 2013 WINNERS - Bethune Resdience
  • 2012 WINNERS - Vanier Residence
  • 2011 WINNERS - Wood Residence
  • 2010 WINNERS - Bethune and Winters tied for first
  • 2009 WINNERS - Calumet Residence

Res Race to Zero - March 2014

  Net Difference
Week 1
Net Difference
Week 2
Net Difference
Week 3
Net Difference
Week 4
Cumulative
Net Difference
Vanier 1.348 -0.939 0.201 0.360 0.970
Winters 2.012 -1.359 0.660 0.124 1.437
Tatham Hall 0.374 -0.989 0.345 -0.322 -0.592
Stong -1.628 -1.985 -0.136 1.299 -2.450
Calumet -2.392 -1.149 0.450 0.326 -2.765
Bethune -2.012 -1.884 -0.468 1.663 -2.701
Pond Rd. 3.275 1.152 1.292 -1.621 4.098
Glendon - Hilliard 1.647 -2.770 -1.268 0.310 -2.081
Glendon - Wood -1.822 -0.189 -1.941 0.486 -3.466


Res Race Results, March 2014 - Per Capita Consumption (kWh)

Keep turning off those lights and electronics when not in use, because every little bit makes a big difference!

Calculate your carbon footprint



 
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